Tag Archive | "censorship"

Public condemnation of arseholes doesn’t amount to censorship

A spectre is haunting us: the spectre of a new and evil form of censorship driven by the reverse tyranny of mob rule! Read the full story

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Black bags and lads’ mags: Tesco restricts sales to over-18s

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Tesco has announced that sales of lads’ mags such as Nuts and Zoo will be restricted to over-18s only after listening to the views of its customers. Read the full story

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China clamps down on influential social media users

The Chinese government has reportedly launched a fresh attack on voices of dissent taking advantage of social media platforms. Read the full story

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Chinese newspaper settles, but censorship anger spreads

A Chinese newspaper whose staff went on strike to protest state censorship has come to a tentative agreement with propaganda authorities. Read the full story

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Chinese newsroom in rare strike against censorship

Journalists at a Chinese newspaper have gone on strike against censorship after its New Year’s editorial was allegedly swapped with one written by government officials. Read the full story

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Vietnamese rights bloggers jailed

Three Vietnamese human rights bloggers have been sentenced to jail sentences ranging from four to 12 years. Read the full story

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University of Sheffield backs down on student paper ban

Earlier today Media Digest reported that the University of Sheffield had banned student newspaper Forge Press from being distributed across the campus. Read the full story

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Sheffield Uni newspaper banned for doing actual journalism

The University of Sheffield has banned a student paper, Forge Press, from being distributed across campus after it discovered the paper was set to publish an investigation into the university’s unscrupulous employment practices. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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